Telcos asked to "cut services" in Feast of Black Nazarene procession route

Interaksyon.com reports that Malacañang and the Philippine National Police (PNP) "have asked telecommunications companies to temporarily cut off their services in the procession route of the Feast of the Black Nazarene procession.

Interaksyon.com reports that Malacañang and the Philippine National Police (PNP) "have asked telecommunications companies to temporarily cut off their services in the procession route of the Feast of the Black Nazarene procession.

 

The report noted: "Both presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte and PNP chief Nicanor Bartolome confirmed making the request as partof the security measures agreed on during the meeting on Sunday, January 8. Earlier, President Benigno Aquino III warned of terror plots to disrupt the procession that has traditionally been participated in by millions of Filipinos."

 

Telecommunications firm Globe confirmed this disruption of its services as part of the security measures. According to the report, other telecommunications networks might also be affected.

 

Interaksyon.com said that "some 8 million devotees are expected to join the throng that will walk from the Quirino Grandstand, where masses were heard earlier this morning, to the home of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church."

 

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